Title page for ETD etd-05222001-110045


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Abrahams, Richard Warren
Author's Email Address rabraham@vt.edu
URN etd-05222001-110045
Title Sky Above, Earth Below, Design of the Sun School for Environmental Studies
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Pittman, V. Hunter Committee Chair
Keywords
  • natural light
  • architecture
  • photovoltaics
  • natural ventilation
  • site
Date of Defense 2001-05-08
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
ABSTRACT

With the increasing destruction of our natural

environment, and with the realization that we ultimately

depend upon this environment, my thesis explores

the role of Architecture in designing the built

environment to be harmonious with the natural one.

How can Architecture be a teaching tool for the natural

and built environments? Through the design of The

Sun School for Environmental studies involving the

integration of a building’s site, photovoltaic technology,

daylighting, and natural ventilation, how can

Architecture encourage a building to teach about

itself? How can a building respond to its occupants,

and to sun, wind, daylight and temperature? How can

Architecture encourage the occupants to interact with

the building, learn about it, respond to it, and

consequently to increase their awareness of it?

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